Black History Month - African American Patent Holders - A

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William Abrams - Patent Drawing #450,550

William Abrams - Patent Drawing
William Abrams - Patent Drawing.

Illustrations from the original patents

Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents. These are copies of the originals submitted by the inventor to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Hame Attachments Part for a draft horses' collar.

Drawing for patent #450,550 issued on 4/14/1891.

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William Abrams - Patent Text

Text for Patent
Text for Patent.

Hame Attachments Part for a draft horses' collar.

William Abrams - Patent Text for patent #450,550 issued on 4/14/1891

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James Adams #1,356,329

Patent Drawing 1 Patent Drawing - Page 1.

Drawing for patent 1,356,329 issued on 10/19/1920

Propelling means for airplanes.

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James Adams #1,356,329

Patent Drawing 2 Patent Drawing - Page 2.

Drawing for patent 1,356,329 issued on 10/19/1920

Propelling means for airplanes.

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George Alcorn #4,172,004

Method for forming dense dry etched multi-level metallurgy Front Page.

Patent Abstract: A double level metal interconnection structure and process for making same are disclosed, wherein an etch-stop layer is formed on the first metal layer to prevent over-etching thereof when forming the second level metal line in a via hole in an insulating layer thereover, by means of reactive plasma etching. The etch-stop layer is composed of chromium and the reactive plasma etching is carried out with a halocarbon gas.

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Nathaniel Alexander #997,108

Folding Chair Nathaniel Alexander patented a folding chair.

Biography for Nathaniel Alexander below image.

Drawing for patent #997,108 issued on 7/4/1911

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Ralph Alexander #256,610

Patent Drawing 1 Patent Drawing Page 1.

Corn planter check rower

Patent drawing for patent #256,610, issued on 4/18/1882

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Ralph Alexander #256,610

Patent Drawing 2 Patent Drawing Page 2.

Corn planter check rower

Patent drawing for patent #256,610, issued on 4/18/1882

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Charles Allen #613,436

Patent Drawing 1 Patent Drawing Sheet 1.

Self-Leveling Table

Patent drawing for patent #613,436 issued on 11/1/1898.

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Charles Allen #613,436

Patent Drawing 2 Patent Drawing Sheet 2.

Self-Leveling Table

Patent drawing for patent #613,436 issued on 11/1/1898.

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James Allen #551,105

Patent Drawing 1 Patent Drawing Sheet 1.

Clothes Line Support

Patent drawing for patent #551,105 issued on 12/10/1895

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James Allen #551,105

Patent Text 1 Patent Text 1.

Clothes Line Support

Patent text for patent #551,105 issued on 12/10/1895

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James Allen #551,105

Patent Text 2 Patent Text 2.

Clothes Line Support

Patent text for patent #551,105 issued on 12/10/1895

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James Metthew Allen #2,085,624

Patent Drawing Patent Drawing.

Remote control apparatus

Patent drawing for patent #2,085,624 issued on 6/29/1937.

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James Metthew Allen #2,085,624

Patent Text Patent Text.

Remote control apparatus

Patent text for patent #2,085,624 issued on 6/29/1937.

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John Allen #1,093,096

Patent Drawing Patent Drawing.

Package-tie

Patent drawing for patent #1,093,096 issued on 4/14/1914.

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John Allen #1,093,096

Patent Text Patent Text.

Package-tie

Patent text for patent #1,093,096 issued on 4/14/1914.

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Robert Allen #3,071,243

Patent Drawing 1 Patent Drawing Sheet 1.

Vertical coin counting tube

Patent drawing for patent #3,071,243 issued on 1/1/1963.

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Robert Allen #3,071,243

Patent Drawing 3 Patent Drawing Sheet 3.

Vertical coin counting tube

Patent drawing for patent #3,071,243 issued on 1/1/1963.

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Robert Allen #3,071,243

Patent Drawing 4 Patent Drawing Sheet 4.

Vertical coin counting tube

Patent drawing for patent #3,071,243 issued on 1/1/1963.

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Tanya Allen #5,325,543

Patent drawing for patent #5,325,543 issued on 7/5/1994. Patent Drawing.

Undergarment with a pocket for releasably securing an absorbent pad

A disposable undergarment for releasably securing an absorbent pad in a pocket located in the crotch portion of the undergarment and a method for making the same is disclosed. The undergarment is made with a body portion and pocket portion. The pocket portion overlays the crotch portion and is attached to the body portion along a sufficient portion of its peripheral edge to form a pocket therebetween. The pocket is sufficient in size to secure or store an absorbent pad or the like. Preferably, the undergarment is made of an inexpensive material so that it may be disposable.

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Virgie Ammons #3,908,633

Fireplace Damper Actuating Tool Front Page.

Front page for patent #3,908,633 issued on 9/30/1975

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Alexander Ashbourne #170,460

Patent Drawing Patent Drawing.

Alexander Ashbourne invented a biscuit cutter. Text for Alexander Ashbourne's patent is the next selection.

Patent drawing for patent #170,460 issued on 11/30/1875

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Alexander Ashbourne #170,460

Patent Text Patent Text.

Alexander Ashbourne invented a biscuit cutter. Drawing for Alexander Ashbourne's patent is the previous selection.

Patent text for patent #170,460 issued on 11/30/1875

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Marc B Auguste Sr #7,083,512

Marc B. Auguste Sr with invention
Coin and token organizing, holding and dispensing apparatus Marc B. Auguste Sr with invention. Marc B. Auguste Sr

Marc B Auguste Sr. is a Haitian born inventor, who before retiring as director of the Multimedia department at the Thetford-Mines College, obtained a Bachelor of Arts and general mechanics in Port of Prince, Haiti, received a teaching certificate in Paris, immigrated to the US where he studied at the RCA institute of technology in New York before accepting a position teaching electronics at the Technology College in Sherbrooke, Quebec in the late 1960's.

Marc B Auguste Sr was instrumental in the development and the prototyping of a multi-purpose portable coin-organizer, which he shares intellectual property rights with his eldest son Marc Jr. and his daughter-in-law Jacqueline.

Conceived as an assistive device for visually impaired persons, this seemingly simple device comfortably fits in the palm of the hand and conveniently holds a multitude of different sized coins which can be extracted by a simple push of the thumb.

In the mid 70's Marc Sr. relocated to Thetford-Mines, PQ where he still resides with his wife Michele and have both recently acquire their professional gemologist certifications.

Inventor, Marc Auguste Jr is a member of the Toronto chapter of the Inventor's Alliance of Canada. Marc Jr is a talented pianist, and musical director of theatrical productions who lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife vocalist Jacqueline Johnson. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in classical piano performance Marc Jr is a recipient of the 1999 Ontario Arts composition grant and did his jazz studies in New York with Don Friedman and Barry Harris. Marc Jr was a contestant in the 2nd season of the Canadian version of the TV show Dragon's Den.

The family invention a portable coin-organizing apparatus was first marketed under the commercial name of "PortSouT".